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Location: Stansted

Day 1 - 11 Oct 2018

London Stansted Airport (STN)

Stansted, London Stansted Airport (STN)

Content: We woke up early in the morning to take a flight at sunrise to Madrid from London

Location: Madrid

Day 1 - 11 Oct 2018

Plaza Mayor

Madrid, Plaza Mayor

Content: When we landed we got ourselves train passes and took a subway to our Airbnb in plaza mayor. I didn’t really like the area but the Airbnb was good.

Almudena Cathedral (Catedral de la Almudena)

Madrid, Almudena Cathedral (Catedral de la Almudena)
Madrid, Almudena Cathedral (Catedral de la Almudena)

Content: After we reached and checked in to our Airbnb, we relaxed for a bit before wandering around the area where we would be living for the next few days. This church was right next to our Airbnb and was beautiful.

Chocolatería San Ginés

Madrid, Chocolatería San Ginés

Content: We made our way to Madrid’s best churros place but honestly the food here was overhyped and we didn’t enjoy it as much as we thought we would

Cartas Al Rey. La Mediación Humanitaria De Alfonso Xiii En La Gran Guerra

Madrid, Cartas Al Rey. La Mediación Humanitaria De Alfonso Xiii En La Gran Guerra

Content: Post churros, we walked to make our way to the city centre to do some shopping and more exploring.

Calle Gran Vía

Madrid, Calle Gran Vía

Content: Gran via is madrid largest shopping area where there you can find shops like H&M, Zara and a huge 5 story Primark m

Carrefour Express

Madrid, Carrefour Express

Content: My friends and I headed to carrefour express near our house that had all the groceries we wanted. So we bought some stuff and cooked dinner for the night. The store was well priced but if you’re looking for something cheaper, there’s a lidl shop 10 mins walk away that one of my friends ended up going to.

Kapital

Madrid, Kapital

Content: That night it was our friends birthday so we headed to Kapital club where we paid an entry of 20 euros. It was a lot of fun and the music was mainly EDM (both English and Spanish)! But they have like 6 floors so if you don’t like the music in one floor you can head to the next for some different tunes. Loved it there!

Location: Madrid

Day 2 - 12 Oct 2018

Calle Ponzano

Madrid, Calle Ponzano
Madrid, Calle Ponzano

Content: In the morning we wandered by foot to see this amazing area, it was such a nice day and there were so many nice bars and cafes.

Templo de Debod

Madrid, Templo de Debod
Madrid, Templo de Debod

Content: We walked quite a while on some hilly road before we reached the Templo de Debod, an egyptian temple rebuilt in Madrid.

Mercado de San Miguel

Madrid, Mercado de San Miguel
Madrid, Mercado de San Miguel

Content: We then headed back down into the city centre to visit the most famous opening market in Madrid. But we were disappointed. It was too crowded and it mostly had fresh produce and meat, not much cooked food

Tinto y Tapas Bar

Madrid, Tinto y Tapas Bar

Content: In the evening we went to a bar/tapas restaurant to try some Spanish food and it was amazing! We’re lucky we got a seat as I’ve heard it’s usually quite busy

Location: Madrid

Day 3 - 13 Oct 2018

Palace of Communication (Palacio de Cibeles)

Madrid, Palace of Communication (Palacio de Cibeles)

Content: In the morning we headed to some historic sites by foot

Alcalá Gate (Puerta de Alcalá)

Madrid, Alcalá Gate (Puerta de Alcalá)

Content: And got some amazing photos near this monumental gate!

Estanque del Retiro

Madrid, Estanque del Retiro

Content: But our favourite part of the day was at retiro park. It was so lively and warm. We started out by getting some gelato and laying on the grass for a while.

Palacio de Cristal del Retiro

Madrid, Palacio de Cristal del Retiro
Madrid, Palacio de Cristal del Retiro
Madrid, Palacio de Cristal del Retiro

Content: Then we headed to see the crystal palace, it was prettier in real life! I recommend!

Embarcadero del Retiro

Madrid, Embarcadero del Retiro
Madrid, Embarcadero del Retiro

Content: We decided to end the day on a boat trip in the retiro park. If there’s one thing you are going to do in Madrid, it should be this. And tickets are super cheap for the boat btw!!

Location: Madrid

Day 4 - 14 Oct 2018

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

Content: Today was a rainy day so we just spent the day at the museum which was nice, a good time pass and great art!

El Rastro

Madrid, El Rastro

Content: When it stopped raining a bit, we went to another market, this one was much better and very different to the other one - great for souvenirs.

La Musa Latina

Madrid, La Musa Latina

Content: My friend from Spain recommended this place to me and it was by far the best meal we had on the trip! We got a table downstairs and it was great service and very cosy vibes plus decently priced. We booked in advance.

Location: Madrid

Day 5 - 15 Oct 2018

Plaza Mayor

Madrid, Plaza Mayor

Content: We just grabbed some food and drinks at the plaza mayor and soaked in some sunshine before getting a train to the airport

Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport

Madrid, Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport

Content: This was our second time using the train in Madrid using our pass. It was a short and direct journey to the airport, overall a good stay but very tiring. Next time I visit Madrid I might use the bus more instead of walking everywhere.